A UK MP visited the first-ever fossil free village, which is run using HVO.
The Camborne and Redruth MP visited the Cornish village of Kehelland, where properties, including the local church, school, businesses and homes, have been converted to run on the biofuel.
The MP met with village residents and industry leaders to find out more about the trial, which is being run by local fuel distributor Mitchell & Webber as part of a National Demonstration project led by trade associations UKIFDA and OFTEC.
Mitchell & Webber’s Director John Weedon said: “Kehelland is unique as it has the most
boilers converted to HVO in the UK, so we’re delighted that George Eustice MP is here to see first-hand how quick and easy a HVO conversion is, and how much impact it can have in the fight against climate change.”
Made from certified waste fats and oils, HVO can be used as a direct replacement in conventional oil-fired systems with a quick and simple £500 conversion that can be completed as part of a normal service – and immediately reduces carbon emissions by up to 88%.
It is made from certified waste fats and oils and has been classified as sustainable by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification.
Eustice added: “It was great to visit Kehelland Village recently to hear about how Mitchell & Webber’s new fuel is helping families to heat their homes. It is vital that we look to new, greener technologies to heat our homes if we are going to be able to stay on track to hit net-zero by 2050, but this is a challenge in rural areas, which often rely on oil boilers. Finding a way to allow them to convert their boilers at reasonable cost to a fuel with a lower carbon footprint may well be part of the solution in the medium term. So I’m very pleased to see that my constituency is leading the way with this nationally-leading trial of HVO.”
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